Workshop 3: Using New Student Learning Outcomes to Develop a Holistic Approach to Advising

Program Description
Student development theories, along with research on the first-year experience, indicate that both curricular and co-curricular learning outcomes can impact a student's transition into and persistence in college. As academic advisors, we have the opportunity to connect a student to services and experiences that will help them achieve these broad learning outcomes, but how can we do this more intentionally? What is our role as academic advsiors in developing the whole student? During this workshop, we will discuss the kinds of learning outcomes that can impact a student's success in college. We will share ideas and advisors will leave this workshop with a plan to incorporate learning outcomes for a more holistic approach to advising.
Emily YeeUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Emily received her M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan's Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) and her B.A. in Human Development from UC San Diego - Thurgood Marshall College with a minor in Computer Science. Her background has been working with undergraduate students in the areas of first-year experience and transition, academic support services, residential life, service learning and civic engagement, and health/wellness education. She enjoys helping students make the most of their university experience by connecting them to the extensive resources and exciting opportunities available on and off campus. She currently works as an academic advisor in the Center for First-Year Students at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Meagan GoulianUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Meagan Goulian graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and went on to earn her Master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University. During her graduate career, she worked in Student Volunteer Programs, Academic Advising, and Greek Life. She currently serves as an Academic Advisor in the Center for First-Year Students at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is originally from New Jersey, but has been calling Colorado home for the past eight years. In her free time, she loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Heather LaBashUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Heather graduated with a bachelor's in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas then promptly moved to Japan. After three years, she returned to the University of Kansas to earn her master's in American Studies. During her graduate career, she taught in the Humanities and Western Civilization Program, advised study abroad students, and worked with visiting international graduate students and scholars. Heather currently serves as an academic advisor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.